God’s Glory in the Person of Christ

God cares about the universe because He patterned the universe after the mystery of Christ. God cares about humanity because He patterned humanity after the mystery of Christ. God cares about family because He patterned family after the mystery of Christ. Everything that exists, apart from the parasitic barnacles of sin and curse, testifies to God’s glory in the person of Jesus Christ.

Russell Moore, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2015 ), 60.

The Triumph of Christ’s Love

The resolute purpose of our Lord exemplified His devotion to duty, it showed not less clearly the triumph of His love. For in this case duty was the offspring of love; love undertook the obligation; and all through His life, and especially at its close, love and duty went hand in hand. At the end, the triumph of love was all the greater, because the wickedness it had to conquer was so frightful. Cold floods fell upon a warm heart, but the heart remained as warm as ever. At Calvary, men seemed to defy the love of Christ. They did every conceivable thing to turn it into hatred. But the endurance of Christ showed that no impression had been made on it. His was love that many waters could not quench, and that floods could not drown.

W. G. Blaikie, Glimpses of the Inner Life of Our Lord